The mission of the Durham Down Syndrome Association is to support those living with Down syndrome, their families, and community through encouraging and promoting inclusion, participation, and respect within the Durham region.


  1. Create safe and supportive environments to foster meaningful friendships through
    participation with the Durham Down Syndrome Association
  2. Build and strengthen the Durham Down Syndrome Association’s membership
  3. Develop, strengthen & sustain the Durham Down Syndrome Association’s volunteer base
  4. Develop, foster and expand relationships with community partners and supporters
  5. Develop, foster and sustain funding and sponsorship from community and/or other granting sources
  6. Develop and sustain a welcoming community of support for our members
  7. Promote awareness of Down syndrome for educators, medical professionals, and the community

EVENTSThe Durham Down Syndrome Association offers several annual family friendly events that both members and non-members are welcome to enjoy.  Please check our EVENTS page for more information on our annual Swim, Summer Picnic, Fall Pumpkin Pick, and Winter Christmas Party and Youth Dance.

We will also be offering social events catered to Youth and Adults with Down syndrome, so stay tuned!

The Durham Down Syndrome Association is proud to sponsor a support/play group for new families of children with Down syndrome, all the way up to age 10.  It is a great opportunity for parents to network and support each other while siblings get to meet other siblings of children with Down syndrome, and for the children with Down syndrome to meet and play with their peers!

Please check the EVENTS page for more information on all of our events, as well as other inclusive events in the community!


Please contact the DDSA by phone or email to request pamphlets and/or Educators packages, and check out our RESOURCES page for information on Down syndrome, funding, resources in the community, and interesting articles.

Contact us at mastermail@ddsa.ca 

  DDSA Registered Charitable Donation Number:  89144 4572 RR0001